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Handbook 2018


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YOUR HANDBOOK In this handbook we introduce you to the different service offerings as well as student initiatives – from students, for students. It shows you how you can be active and get involved when you’re not attending lectures or studying. In addition, this handbook gives you an overview of the most important dates and information to ensure a smooth start of your studies here at the University of Liechtenstein.

COURSE PROGRAM INFORMATION

SERVICE OFFERS

RESEARCH

STUDENT INITIATIVES STUDY

IN CASE YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AFTER READING THIS HANDBOOK - CONCERNING THE UNIVERSITY, THE STUDY PROGAMS OR THE STUDENT INITIATIVES - PLEASE CONTACT THE WELCOME GUIDES VIA E-MAIL WELCOME@UNI.LI


WELCOME

Dear students Congratulations for choosing the University of Liechtenstein as your place of further education! Advancing your academic goals or realizing outstanding labor market possibilities are for sure the main reasons for your choice of university. And of course self-development possibilities as well as the further development of your personality are also connected with this. At the University of Liechtenstein, you for sure will be able to realize these ideas and plans very well. Not only a very supportive and personal environment between professors and students argue for that, but also different kinds of offerings and initiatives that you can commit yourself to throughout your studies. Young, personal and entrepreneurial – that’s what describes our University of Liechtenstein. Therefore, we ask you to shape your studies here actively from the very beginning. Make full use of the possibilities during your time here: Embedded in a traditional and creative environment you can participate in future-oriented projects and initiatives with your fellow students, or get involved in a club or association. Experience the international spirit in our Bachelor and Master programs or by deciding to take a highly recommended semester abroad at one of our renowned partner universities. The close combination of theory and practice, as well as the integral orientation and interconnectedness ensure that you have an exciting time ahead, filled with valuable experiences and achievements, which will leave its marks in your future life. The University of Liechtenstein and its stakeholders are proud to welcome you as responsible personalities and to share a lifelong connection with you as future alumnae and alumni after your graduation. We are very much looking forward to meeting you in person and to accompany you during your studies.

Jürgen Brücker President 4


WELCOME

Dear Freshmen, we are delighted to welcome you to the student community of the University of Liechtenstein. A new chapter of your life is going to start soon, which brings a lot of questions with it. We – the students’ office SPINNEREI – therefore try to answer some questions you might have in this handbook. You will find useful information regarding studies, campus life, student organizations and leisure time on the following pages. As studying always requires a lot of time and effort, we believe that it is equally important to enjoy your time inbetween to relax and to free your mind! That’s what we are here for! Following our slogan «events and more», we feel responsible for your student life outside the lecture rooms. We organize events, excursions, go-kart-tournaments, poker nights, pub-crawls and much more for you! To stay up-to-date, you can simply follow us on Facebook or Instagram and find out about all current events that we organize and that wait for you! If you have any questions in regards to your studies or campus life, simply approach us - we are, next to the welcome guides, always available to you! Therefore, if you have ideas and wishes, please feel free to tell us and we will definitely try to make it possible! We are looking forward to getting to know you personally during the welcome week, anytime in our office (G216) or wherever we meet on campus: we are here for you and your concerns. We wish you a great summer semester and can’t wait to meet you all!

Yours, Maxi & Antonia

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GENERAL INFORMATION Studies - Central Service Desk The Central Service Desk (CSD) directly at the main entrance is your first point of contact for any information, as well as for all queries regarding courses or anything else. The staff members at the CSD will help you - or will know who to contact otherwise. Regular opening hours during the semester are:

Monday to Thursday: Friday: Saturday and Sunday:

8.30 am - 12.00 pm and 1.30 pm - 5.00 pm 8.30 am - 12.00 pm and 1.00 pm - 5.00 pm closed

In addition, the CSD offers the following services: Binding of seminar papers Plastic binding spines in various colors and sizes, as well as plastic and cardboard covers for binding seminar papers, are available for purchase from the CSD. Use of the binding machine is available free of charge to all students. Student ID / International Student ID The Student IDs can be collected from the CSD (further details will be provided during the introduction week). The student ID is always issued for the current semester. The first ID is free of charge – a fee of CHF 20.- is charged for the replacement of lost IDs. An international student ID can also be ordered from the CSD: Therefore, the following documents are required: a completed personal data form (available at the CSD); a current passport photo and CHF 20.- in cash. The IDs are generally issued within one working day. The ID can be extended each semester after the payment of the student fees. Please remember to always extend your Student ID at the beginning of each new semester! Transcript of records A transcript of records can be ordered at the CSD – it usually takes one or two working days for the transcript to be issued. Confirmation of enrollment The confirmation of enrollment is available for download on your personal Intranet Website (on http://my.uni.li). This document then can be printed or saved for further use. Confirmations for current semesters are available as soon as the semester fee is payed, received and credited. Post / Letters The CSD is not a post office! We ask students to not have post sent to the university address. Please use your private address instead! Many thanks! 6


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GENERAL INFORMATION Studies - Residence permits for Liechtenstein, Austria, Switzerland IMPORTANT!!! European Citizens Students who wish to take up temporary residence in Liechtenstein for the purpose of study need to apply for a short-term residence permit. Please notice that you must register within two weeks of moving to Liechtenstein. To apply for residence permits, Katrin Schmuck and Katharina Büchel are your first point of contact. The Coordination Centre for permits will provide you with all relevant information regarding the application procedure. As the residence permit is a short-term residence permit (L-Bewilligung), it can only be issued for a period of one year. Thus, a new application needs to be submitted every year! Third Country Citizens Students from third countries should remember that they need a visa for Liechtenstein. The university provides a bank guarantee, after a deposit of CHF 3’000.- is paid by the student to the University of Liechtenstein. This amount is retained as a security deposit and will not be refunded until your departure. Anyone wishing to take on a job in Liechtenstein during their studies is asked to first contact the Coordination Centre for permits to get informed about special work regulations (working hours, permits, etc.) for students. After completing your degree or when moving away from Liechtenstein, you MUST return the residence permit! For additional information regarding legal requirements and details concerning the application procedure, please contact the Coordination Centre for permits anytime. If you wish to live in Austria or Switzerland, please keep in mind to go through all of the required procedures in order to be able to live there. It is your responsibility to follow all of the rules!

Coordination Centre for Permits Telefon: +423 265 11 11 E-Mail: www.uni.li/studiereninliechtenstein University: Central Service Desk

Katrin Schmuck

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COURSE PROGRAM INFORMATION

STUDY PROGRAM - BSc Architecture ? WHEN 01.09.2018 Start of semester

10.09.2018 Start of lectures

03. - 08.09.2018 Introduction week

30.- 31.10.2018 Midterm reviews

08.- 13.10.2018 Seminary week

31.01.2019 End of semester 16.- 18.01.2019 Final review

? WHERE The Institute of Architecture and Planning is accessed via the “Architektür” – the offices, workstations, studios and workshops are located in one wing of the university. There, you will find all helping hands, teaching staff, fellow students, plotters, tools, etc! ? WHO, WHAT During your studies, and especially at the very beginning of your degree, you will have questions. Here is a brief overview of who will be able to answer which questions:

Organisational questions, transcript of records, invoicing, etc.

Ines Hartmann and Jeannnette Risch, Programme Administrator and Executive Director

Questions relating to content, allowance, internships, course achievments, foreign languages, etc.

Dieter Jüngling Academic Director

Telefon: E-Mail: Website:

+423 265 11 24 jeannette.risch@uni.li www.uni.li/jeannette.risch

Jeannette Risch 8


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STUDY PROGRAM - BSc Business Administration ? WHEN 01.09.2018 Start of semester

10.09.2018 Start of lectures

03. - 08.09.2018 Introduction week

21.12.2018 End of lectures

29.10.- 04.11.2018 Autmn break

31.01.2019 End of semester

07.- 25.01.2019 Exams

? WHERE Members of study service for the Bachelor’s degree program in Business Administration can be found in Room 123 or at the Central Service Desk. The Academic Board is located in the gallery of the main building. Teaching takes place in the lecture and seminar rooms – you can find a campus map right at the end of this chapter. ? WHO, WHAT During your studies, and especially at the very beginning of your degree, you will have questions. Here is a brief overview of who will be able to answer which questions: Organizational questions, transcript of Eliane Grandchamp, records , invoicing, etc. Time table, deadlines, Programme Administrator module descriptions, etc. Nadine Hasler, Programme Administrator Questions relating to content, allowances, internships, course achievements, foreign languages, etc.

Telefon: E-Mail: Website:

Bernd Schenk, Executive Director

+423 265 11 72 elisabeth.hoefferer@uni.li www.uni.li/elisabeth.hoefferer

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STUDY PROGRAM - MSc Architecture ? WHEN 01.09.2018 Start of semester

10.09.2018 Start of lectures

03. - 08.09.2018 Introduction week

30.- 31.10.2018 Midterm reviews

08.- 13.10.2018 Seminary week

31.01.2019 End of semester 16.- 18.01.2019 Final review

? WHERE The Institute of Architecture and Planning is accessed via the “Architektür” – the offices, workstations, studios and workshops are located in one wing of the university. There, you will find all helping hands, teaching staff, fellow students, plotters, tools, etc! ? WHO, WHAT During your studies, and especially at the very beginning of your degree, you will have questions. Here is a brief overview of who will be able to answer which questions:

Organisational questions, transcript of records, invoicing, etc.

Ines Hartmann and Jeannnette Risch, Programme Administrator and Executive Director

Questions relating to content, allowance, internships, course achievments, foreign languages, etc.

Peter Staub Academic Director

Telefon: E-Mail: Website:

+423 265 11 24 jeannette.risch@uni.li www.uni.li/jeannette.risch

Jeannette Risch 10


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STUDY PROGRAM - MSc Information Systems ? WHEN 01.09.2018 Start of semester

10.09.2018 Start of lectures

03. - 08.09.2018 Introduction week

21.12.2018 End of lectures

29.10.- 04.11.2018 Autmn break

31.01.2019 End of semester

07.- 25.01.2019 Exams

? WHERE The Institute of Information Systems is situated in one of the off-site locations. Although the lectures will take place on the main campus, some of you will visit the “Spörryhaus” at times! ? WHO, WHAT During your studies, and especially at the very beginning of your degree, you will have questions. Here is a brief overview of who will be able to answer which questions:

Organizational questions, transcript of records, invoicing, etc.

Ingrid Schlatter, Programme Administrator

Questions relating to time tables, module de- Roope Jaakonmäki, scriptions, content, allowances, internships, Executive Director course achievements, foreign languages, etc.

Telefon: E-Mail: Website:

+423 265 13 25 roope.jaakonmaeki@uni.li www.uni.li/roope.jaakonmaeki

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STUDY PROGRAM - MSc Entrepreneurship ? WHEN 01.09.2018 Start of semester

10.09.2018 Start of lectures

03. - 08.09.2018 Introduction week

21.12.2018 End of lectures

29.10.- 04.11.2018 Autmn break

31.01.2019 End of semester

07.- 25.01.2019 Exams

? WHERE Your most important point of contact is Matthias Filser, who is the Executive Director of this programme. His office is situated in one of the off-site locations, the Wachterhaus. All lectures will take place on the main campus and during this time you will find Matthias Filser in the office number 201. ? WHO, WHAT During your studies, and especially at the very beginning of your degree, you will have questions. Here is a brief overview of who will be able to answer which questions:

Organisational questions, transcript of records, invoicing, etc.

Ingrid Schlatter, Programme Administrator

Questions relating to time tables, module descriptions, content, etc.

Matthias Filser Executive Director

Telefon: E-Mail: Website:

+423 265 12 67 matthias.filser@uni.li https://www.uni.li/matthias.filser

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STUDY PROGRAM - MSc Finance ? WHEN 01.09.2018 Start of semester

10.09.2018 Start of lectures

03. - 08.09.2018 Introduction week

21.12.2018 End of lectures

29.10.- 04.11.2018 Autmn break

31.01.2019 End of semester

07.- 25.01.2019 Exams

? WHERE The people overseeing the Master’s degree programme in Finance have their offices in the off-site “Mühleweg” building – this is the light-coloured house directly at the turn-off to the university. However, lecture rooms and staff of the study services are located on the main campus! ? WHO, WHAT During your studies, and especially at the very beginning of your degree, you will have questions. Here is a brief overview of who will be able to answer which questions: You can also check our specifically created website www.financemaster.eu and find all relevant information there! Administrative questions, registration/dereg- Ingrid Schlatter, istration, transcript of records, invoicing, etc. Programme Administrator Questions regarding courses and modules, deadlines, exams, seminars, grades , time tables, exchange semesters, allowances etc..

Telefon: E-Mail: Website:

Roger Rechsteiner Executive Director

+423 265 11 48 master.finance@uni.li www.financemaster.eu

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STUDY PROGRAM - PhD Programs ? WHEN 01.09.2018 Start of semester

10.09.2018 Start of lectures

03. - 08.09.2018 Introduction week

21.12.2018 End of lectures

31.01.2019 End of semester

29.10.- 04.11.2018 Autmn break

? WHERE Your most important point of contact is Esther Kind, your programme administrator. You can find her at her office (room number 123). ? WHO, WHAT During your studies, and especially at the very beginning of your degree, you will have questions. Here is a brief overview of who will be able to answer which questions:

Organizational questions, invoicing, etc.

Esther Kind, Programme Administrator

Questions relating to content, module deUrs Meister scriptions, allowances, course achievements, Jan vom Brocke etc. Academic Executives

Telefon: E-Mail: Website:

+423 265 12 40 esther.kind@uni.li www.uni.li/esther.kind

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ORIENTATION O R MAPI

Ballenlager

Eingang

Ausstellungshalle

Mehrzweckhalle

Cafeteria

Architektur

Atelier

Seminarräume S8 S9

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T

International Office

S6

S7

Bibliothek

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S10 (EG)

Hörsäle

Empfang

H1

R

H2

Koord. Stelle Alumni/ Studierende (2.OG)

IT-Helpdesk

Hausdienst

Eingang Ost

Westeingang

Informatik

Auditorium

Haupteingang Ost

N

Foyer

Orientierungsplan

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Sitzungszimmer 126

H3

Gruppenräume

Eingang

ehem. Vereinshaus

H5 (EG)

H6 (1.OG)

N

S1

S2

Seminarräume

H4

Gebäude Fabrikweg

U

S3

S4

S5

Eingang

H7 (EG)

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FINANCING YOUR STUDIES

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Studying offers a lot of possibilities but also costs money. Liechtenstein is one of the most expensive countries in Europe. But there are a variety of options (grants, scholarships, jobs etc.) to fund your studies. Below you can find some information concerning the funding of your studies. Often parents do not only offer moral support but also financial means for your studies. The standards for child support are different in each country – therefore, it is best to discuss with your parents in how far they can financially support you. Scholarships are usually performance-related. Apart from academic performances, some scholarships may also require e.g. political or social involvement as well as other achievements. Scholarships usually do not have to be paid back. All students who are residents of the Principality of Liechtenstein also have the option to apply for a scholarship of the Swiss Study Foundation. Students with Austrian citizenship can apply for the Landesstipendium für Vorarlberger Studierende, which supports you with up to 2000 € per year (www.vorarlberg.at/wissenschaft). For citizens from Germany, please check the offers of the DAAD (https://www.daad.de). Students of the MSc in Architecture have the possibility to apply for an API scholarship. Furthermore, there is the Hilti Fellowship and the Student Research Fellowship for students of the MSc in Information Systems, as well as the LGT University Scholarship for MSc Finance students. Many students work part-time and thereby partially fund their studies on their own. The job offers section of the career:service of the University of Liechtenstein offers a variety of parttime jobs and internships. When taking up employment, legal regulations need to be taken into account and holders of scholarships need to check their allowed additional earnings. Another option to fund your studies are study loans. Many banks as well as countries offer suitable formats. The Principality of Liechtenstein offers an interest-free loan to students who have been living in Liechtenstein for at least three years.

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CAMPUS: PARKING ON CAMPUS Parking on Campus A fee will be charged for the use of all parking areas on the Vaduz Campus and at the off-campus locations. The revenue from the parking area management will be channeled towards a university mobility management scheme as part of the university’s sustainability initiative. Operating hours

Monday to Friday 7.00 am - 5.00 pm Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays are free of charge

What are the rates? The standard rate for parking across the entire site is CHF 0.50 per hour. A day permit costs CHF 1.50 for students and CHF 2.00 for lecturers and employees. Semester, monthly and annual parking permits are offered at a discount. How does it work? Parking fees can be paid in cash at the central parking meter (current standard rate of CHF 0.50/ hour). Alternatively, cashless payments can be made using the ParkingCard system, available throughout Switzerland (www.parkingcard.ch). How do I get my ParkingCard permit? As frequent parkers, students, employees and lecturers can purchase parking permits online or directly from the university. In every case, it is necessary to register the vehicle registration number(s) in advance on the intranet. Just register for free at www.parkingcard.ch and receive your card directly to your desired address.

TARIFF Students tariff per hour daily permit monthly permit monthly permit semester permit semester permit

LEVEL ----“far” “close” “far” “close”

STUDENTS CHF 0.25 CHF 1.50 CHF 20.-CHF 30.-CHF 100.-CHF 150.--

Tariff level “close”: max. travel time from door to door with public transport < 45 minutes Tariff level “far”: travel time from door to door with public transport ≥ 45 minutes

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LIVING STUDENT DORMITORIES The student dormitory is located only 2-3 minutes by foot to the university. It consists of two three-story buildings, which has six single and three double rooms at every level, a large shared kitchen/living room area, a laundry room and three shared bathrooms each. In addition, a very good bus connection to Vaduz City Center as well as in the direction of Feldkirch/Austria is given, with the bus stop down the road. Booking Your admission as an exchange or regular student will grant you access to the online booking system (my.uni.li). You can book your room by yourself . To make your booking for a place/room in the student dormitory, a deposit (CHF 1000.--) is necessary. Rent Single rooms start from CHF 510.-, while double rooms are available from CHF 310.- on. In addition, parking lots are available for rent in front of the student dormitory.

LIVING IN LIECHTENSTEIN AND AUSTRIA You also have the possibility to look for a flat in Liechtenstein or also to move to Austria. There, we recommend to look for a place in Feldkirch (AT) or otherwise all municipalities in Liechtenstein (best to look in Vaduz, Triesen or Schaan). For current offers, you can simply join facebookgroup uni.li living or check www.uni.li/en/study/ good-to-know/study-in-liechtenstein/living/living?set_language=en. If you have any questions in regards to living, you can directly contact Gabriela CortĂŠs who is happy to assist you!

Telefon: E-Mail: Website:

+423 265 1105 gabriela.cortes@uni.li www.uni.li/gabriela.cortes

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SERVICE OFFERS

SERVICE OFFERS - OVERVIEW SPINNEREI The students‘ office Spinnerei organizes different activities during the semester, for example the Semester Start Party or a Pub Crawl, but also Go-Kart races and soccer tournaments. ULSV - UNIVERSITY OF LIECHTENSTEIN STUDENTS’ REPRESENTATIVES ULSV is the student representative organization and supports students throughout their studies in different kind of matters. They also inform you about important changes at the university and support the program administrators in designing new programs and/or courses. UNI SPORT (LHSV) Uni Sport offers various sports programs, but also the participation in team events and trainings throughout the semester, e.g. soccer, volleyball, yoga or the participation in team running events. WELCOME@UNILI Welcome@uni.li was founded in order to facilitate future unili-students their start of studies. The program offers for instance a facebook group as an exchange platform, and so-called Welcome-Guides take care of your requests and questions at the beginning of the semester. BUDDY TEAM, INTERNATIONAL OFFICE The Buddy Team supports students during the start of studies at the university. As such, you can participate in the Buddy Programme and request a Buddy who will be your first contact even before the official start of your studies. Your buddy will assist you with any kind of questions and may also pick you up from the train station. UNI.LI STUDENT CARE The student care program takes care of the well-being of the students. During the exam period a «Recharge Room» is offered. But also cooking workshops, workshops for relaxation through self-hypnosis or exam preparation are held. CAREER:SERVICE The career:service offers support with applications, job search and your own career path planning. UNIVERSITY OF LIECHTENSTEIN ALUMNI University of Liechtenstein Alumni is an organized Alumni club which aims to maintain and strengthen the connection between former students and the University. 19


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STUDENTS’ OFFICE SPINNEREI Attending lectures, writing papers and spending long hours studying can sometimes wear you out. The students’ office SPINNEREI helps you to clear your mind and recharge your batteries. Each semester we plan many events to make your student life spectacular. Follow us on facebook (spinnerei.uni.li) and instagram (spinnerei_uni_li) to stay up to date!

In addition, we have created an interactive map for you that shows you places and things that you can do in our beautiful region. You can find the map on on our facebook page! The students‘ office SPINNEREI organizes:

Excursions Discounts in bars and restaurants Special sports offers, together with Uni Sport BBQ evenings, parties weekly Red Cube meet-ups

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STUDENTS’ OFFICE SPINNEREI Participate in our campus life, join us at the «Red Cube» (the red wagon on campus) where we have great evenings with mulled wine and cookies during Christmas time or enjoy great summer days with a cold drink and music!

#ichbinunili Have you already joined our campaign #ichbinunili (which means «I am unili»)? Just post a picture with the attached card and upload it with the hashtag to Instagram or Facebook! You’ll then already see who is part of unili! 21


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STUDENTSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; REPRESENTATIVES Who we are We are a small group of students that have one thing in common: we represent the interests of the students of the University of Liechtenstein. In addition, every student interested can get involved! What we do As a part of the corporate body of the university our members participate in all committees that address studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; concerns. Furthermore, we take part in application proceedings for new professors and have access to the Senate-committee, which is the highest university committee. As a ULSV member you have the ability to join the bodies of the University and to actively shape important decisions. You can also:

assist, represent and advise students gain deep insight into the organization of the University of Liechtenstein

If you have problems of any kind, you can always directly approach us! We will then do our best to support you and further negotiate.

The current ULSV board:

Stefan Verling BSc AR

ULSV

Antonia Wurzer MSc IS

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UNI SPORT In cooperation with international sports federations and local sports clubs and fitness centres, we can offer you plenty of discounts for various activities. Offers:

Regular courses and training sessions Special offers for local sport clubs and fitness centres Tournaments, as for example indoor- and outdoor soccer cups, volleyball, â&#x20AC;Ś The opportunity to take part in international competitions

Moreover, the University of Liechtenstein is a member of the Liechtensteinischer Hochschulsport Verband (Liechtenstein University Sports Federation; LHSV), which again is a member of FISU (International University Sports Federation) and EUSA (European University Sports Federation). Students who are practicing a certain kind of sport actively are able to participate in international tournaments for the University. Sign up for our newsletter (http://www.lhsv.li/) and like our Facebook Page (Liechtensteinischer Hochschulsportverband â&#x20AC;&#x201C; LHSV) to stay up to date!

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UNI.LI STUDENT CARE The uni.li Student Care Program cares for the well-being of our students: A ÂŤRecharge RoomÂť is offered during exam periods, where students can relax for a moment and recharge their batteries Cooking classes are held, in order to get to know new recipes as well as new people Workshops for learning techniques, exam preparation and relaxation through self hypnosis are offered Support Furthermore, students who face difficult situations or problems can ask for confidential support through the infrastructure of Student Care. Advice and support is offered in different areas:

Health issues Psychological matters Legal aspects Financial issues Conflict management

Advisors and professionals from both inside and outside the university are pleased to help and support you. You can always send an e-mail to advice@uni.li.

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CAREER SERVICE

career:service

career:service The career:service at the University of Liechtenstein offers you support in reaching out to companies for jobs and can assist you in planning your career. Moreover, the service includes internship offers and job offers for the time after graduation â&#x20AC;&#x201C; inside and outside of Liechtenstein. Career:service also offers career consulting each semester, and also provides information about formal procedures concerning employment in Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany and Switzerland.. Current job offers career:service provides a job bank wth current job offers. In addition, there is a closed Facebook group for students and alumni where they post and find job offers from their professional networks (uni.li jobs und praktika). Alumni Talks In regular talks our alumni talk about their career path and professional experience. Weekly career walk-in Once a week, students have the opportunity to ask questions in regards to their career in a relaxed atmosphere. Just stop by. Workshops career:service offers many workshops throughout the semester that aim to prepare students for their future work life, e.g. CV checks, preparation for job interviews, finding your personal USP. Career day Finance and Quo Vadis Architecture The career day offers students the possibility to get to know future regional employers, but also to expand their personal network. Through different workshops, they get an insight into current topics and the everyday work life in the participating companies. Photo service career:service offers the possibility to take professional photos, e.g. for your CV.

More information on www.uni.li/careerservice

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UNI.LI ALUMNI (ULA) The Alumni organization of the University of Liechtenstein connects all former students of the undergraduate, graduate and PhD level. Therefore, the Alumni Club is an important link between former students and their Alma Mater. As an annual highlight, our Alumni Reunion takes place. At the reunion the alumni return to their university to get back in touch with professors and other students to exchange news and simply stay connected. Becoming part of the Alumni Club allows everyone to enhance their professional and social network, e.g. by participating in regional chapters and their meet-ups. In addition, alumni can attend a variety of events. Moreover, the alumni club offers the unique chance to get together with experienced alumni. By that you can greatly benefit from learning about potential new jobs and career opportunities. Alumni Club members are regularly informed about news from research, university and campuslife. Join our LinkedIn group and also facebook group (uni.li alumni) as soon as youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re an alumni to stay up to date! You can also just send us an email to alumniclub@uni.li!

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WELCOME@UNILI Welcome@unili stands for all service offers which future uni.li-students need for their start at our university. The program offers students the following:

A closed Facebook group for each semester, in which the freshmen can start an early exchange with their future fellow students (uni.li freshmen fall term 2018).

At the same time, this group is an information platform to inform about living in Liechtenstein

Welcome-Guides accompany new students (if desired) before and during the first weeks at the university and offer them advice.

Each future student receives this welcome package to give you an idea of what it is like to study at the University of Liechtenstein.

An introduction week takes place at the beginning of the semester, where students can get to know their fellow students.

A handbook (the one you are reading right now), which includes the most important information regarding the start of studies, living as well as leisure activities.

And much more!

No matter what question you have, just get in touch with us directly via mail to welcome@uni.li.

Telefon: +423 265 1298 E-Mail: welcome@uni.li veronika.striessnig@uni.li Website: www.uni.li/veronika.striessnig

Veronika Striessnig

Telefon: +423 265 12 97 E-Mail: welcome@uni.li samantha.zogg@uni.li Website: www.uni.li/samantha.zogg Samantha Zogg 28


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WELCOME@UNILI Welcome Weekend (September 1-2, 2018) Feel like home from the first day! In order to welcome you at the university, we organize a welcome weekend at the beginning of the semester before the introduction week starts. The Welcome Weekend takes place on September 1st and 2nd, 2018, just before the introduction week. Meeting point is the student dormitory, where you will also get help regarding the check-in or your onward journey. In addition, you have the possibility to get to know your future fellow students â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and we will also offer some snacks and refreshments!

On Saturday as well as Sunday we will personally welcome you. Your will get to know your future housemates and different events are waiting for you. We are looking forward to meeting you!

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WELCOME GUIDES

Sebastian Stümpfle, BSc BWL

Lia Heyd, MSc ENT

Lisa Marie Schwendinger, BSc BWL

Maximilian Ostler, BSc BWL

Sebastian Moder, MSc ENT

Elza Cirule, MSc AR

Antonia Bäcker, BSc AR

Katrin Fränz, MSc AR

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WELCOME@UNILI Introduction week (September 3rd - 9th, 2018) The introduction week takes place from September 3rd- 9th, 2018 and is mandatory for all new students. There will be a general program for all of you, but also some specific events for each study program. During this week you will get all necessary information for a smooth start at the University of Liechtenstein: You will receive general and administrative information, as well as an introduction into the IT infrastructure. During the Student Fair, you will have the possibility to get to know all student initiatives and receive information about all other offers that we provide. You will also have the opportunity to participate in various activities as well as company visits to get to know Lieechtenstein as well as possible. In addition to that, it will be a fun week for all of us as we have prepared many things for you: breakfast, skiing (only in summer semester), an international dinner, the semester start party and much more!

SEMESTERSTART

PARTY SAT, SEPT. 8

Download the preliminary timetable of the introduction week at https://www.uni.li/en/study/ good-to-know/welcome-uni.li/spring-2016-introduction-week?set_language=en We are looking forward to seeing you on campus!

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STUDENT INITIATIVES

WELCOME@UNILI Over the years, a variety of student initiatives have formed at the University of Liechtenstein, following the slogan: Students help students! You are invited to actively get involved in student initiatives and bring your ideas to reality! If you would like to form a new initiative or organisation, just talk to us. We’re more than happy to support you to make that happen!

CLUB ALPBACH LIECHTENSTEIN Club Alpbach Liechtenstein was founded in 2012 by former participants of the „European Forum Alpbach“. The Liechtenstein organization is politically independent and aims to foster the dialogue about the development of Europe. DATA SCIENCE CLUB The Data Science Club is a group of Master Students who work together on Data Science projects by leveraging existing individual knowledge, group collaborations, and applying this to real world projects. We have an addiction to solving problems, growing our skill-set, and learning new technologies. Our goal is to work on real world projects for the University, companies, and competitions while being recognized as a viable option for partnership. Master students with interests in Statistics, ML and AI, programming, and willing to spend 10+ hours a week working on the projects are welcome to apply. Knowledge in one coding language and work experience are required.. FORAUS - FORUM AUSSENPOLITIK The Think-Tank foraus shapes foreign policies with the ideas of hundreds of young and clever minds who are engaged with us on a voluntary basis. With a unique Grassroots-Modell, we build on a network of members from research, public service, diplomacy and economics, who use foraus as innovative platform for their publications, short analyses and blogposts as well as top-class debates’ organizations. INVICTUS The Landsmannschaft Invictus zu Vaduz is a students’ fraternity for male students and was founded in 2011. We offer a tight network with lots of contacts and various activities. The club encourages its members to fair thinking and acting, to success, determination and fraternity. The performance of one’s duty towards the university and studies are seen as a condition for the ability to be able to cope with life. 32


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START VADUZ START Vaduz is a student initiative for entrepreneurship and founding that is mainly represented in the German-speaking area. With focus on the provision of a platform for students to enable the exchange and collection of experiences, START is active at the University of Liechtenstein. As part of of the international STARTglobal network, we provide insights into practical examples and offer the opportunity to learn more about the topic of entrepreneurship.

TOASTMASTERS This rhetoric club aims to improve speaking abilities. The club follows the agenda of a Toastmasters International meeting - therefore, prepared speeches are given, focusing on speech projects, as well as spontaneous table topics. Any speech is evaluated by other participants in a constructive manner in order to recognize strengths and overcome weaknesses.

WOMEN IN BUSINESS NETWORK The Women in Business Netzwerk enables a get together of female students and other women in the region in a relaxed atmosphere. Here you can network and exchange knowledge. Every last Tuesday of the month, a lunch at Njord Restaurant takes place. In addition, a networking apéro takes place twice a year where interesting women give short speeches about a variety of topics and the possibility to exchange ideas and thoughts is created.

ESN - ERASMUS STUDENT NETWORK ESN Liechtenstein is part of the biggest student association in Europe (ESN). You can become an active member of ESN local but also join on the international level and experience what it means to be part of the “Erasmus Generation”. Borders belong to the past and our Unity in Diversity is what drives our generation! ESN organises a variety of activities that will help you to get to know all other students, the campus and the area! Based on the broad network and together with many other International Offices, you also have the opportunity to plan your exchange semester together with us. We are there to support you in case you have any questions.

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CLUB ALPBACH LIECHTENSTEIN The Club Alpbach Liechtenstein sends members to participate in the annual „European Forum Alpbach“ in Tyrol (Austria), in order to foster and intensify the relationship of the EU and Liechtenstein. Former participants of the „European Forum Alpbach“ founded the club in 2012. The club is politically independent and aims to foster the dialogue on the development of Europe. To participate, scholarships are given to students and young talents. This scholarship makes the participation at the European Forum Alpbach possible, which ist held annually in August in Tyrol (Austria). Throughout the year, Club Alpbach organizes discussions and events in and outside of Liechtenstein, in order to bring interested people together and to offer them a platform for interdisciplinary exchange.

E-Mail: Website:

Raffaele Ospelt

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INVICTUS The Landsmannschaft Invictus to Vaduz was founded on the 30.04.2011. It is a colorful and optional student association of young and old academics on life time and free of roofs. The basis is mutual respect. The compatriots hold their members to fair thinking and action, success, determination and fraternity. The fulfilment of obligations towards university and study in particular is a condition of viability. The members of the Landsmannschaft Invictus to Vaduz meet regularly at events (e.g. entry and closing pub, Foundation Festival, etc.) or at Aktivenfahrten (Oktoberfest München, Spring Festival Stuttgart). Do you have interest in getting to know our connection? Then don’t hesitate to contact us! Send us an e-mail, talk to us directly on campus or visit us at the regularly held “Invictus-Stammtisch”. We are looking forward to meeting you.

E-Mail: Website:

kappelsberger@invictius.li www.invictus.li

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START VADUZ START Vaduz START is a student organization dedicated to entrepreneurship, which is represented at many universities mainly within the German-speaking area. With the aim to combine the acquired theoretical knowledge with practical insights and to foster an exchange of experiences, we offer an active exchange platform for students, founders, businessmen and industry experts. The exchange of knowledge helps significantly to overcome everyday entrepreneurial boundaries and thus to generate added value for everyone involved. START Chapters The existing chapters are START Vaduz, START St. Gallen, START Munich, START Lausanne, START Erlangen-Nuremberg, START Berlin and START Warsaw. There are more to come and hopefully you will be able to contribute to the expansion of our network. The goal is the development of a sophisticated, diverse and professionally working network of chapters which foster new local concepts, ideas and events which evolve around technology and entrepreneurship and are adjusted to the local environment. Each chapter therefore subscribes to supporting young, high-potential startups and students and to raise awareness for technology whilst working content-, market- and technology-oriented. Motivation meets Innovation! START organizes for example the „Pioneers‘ Club“, where founders, young entrepreneurs and CEOs exchange experiences. It is a platform to enlarge your network and to connect with other ambitious students in the German-speaking area.

Marius Welte

E-Mail: Website:

marius.welte@uni.li www.start.li

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TOASTMASTERS Public Speaking Club at the University of Liechtenstein Are you afraid of talking in front of a group, do you find it difficult to prepare a speech, or is your audience bored? Let us help you solve these problems! We regularly have to speak in public. When speaking, we should be eloquent, comprehendible and engaging. This rhetoric club aims to improve speaking abilities. The procedure follows the agenda of a Toastmasters International meeting: Prepared speeches are given, focusing on speech projects, as well as spontanious table topics â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and as these meetings prosper from member comittment, everybody may participate (voluntarily). Any speech is evaluated by other participants in a constructive manner in order to recognize strengths and overcome weaknesses. Other members watch the time and style, count filling words... every aspect of the speech is evaluated. Most meetings are conducted in English. Events happen every fourth week on Tuesday from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. All students as well as non-students are welcome! Previous knowledge is not necessary, but some members use experience from other clubs to support the meetings.

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ESN - ERASMUS STUDENT NETWORK The Erasmus Student Network (ESN) is an international non-profit student organization. Its mission is to represent international students and to offer them the possibility to gain cultural understanding and self-development, by the principle of „students helping students“. ESN also supports you if you are interested in spending at least one semester abroad during your studies. If you would like to go abroad, we’re always happy to answer your questions and connect you. What we do : organize events and integrate students build a network influence policies on the international level provide self-development .. and while doing that we want to have fun together and with our international fellow ESNers! The Buddy Programme is another support program aimed to provide assistance to international exchange students, regular international students as well as regular students by assigning them a so-called buddy. Buddies are often local and experienced students who are committed to giving a helping hand. In doing so, the integration of the international students into the cultural-, social- and academic environment in Liechtenstein is actively promoted. In addition, if you want to get involved at the international level of ESN – joining us is a great opportunity for your personal development and participation. To stay up to date, just give us a Like on Facebook (ESN Liechtenstein) and send us a message if you have any questions: office@esn.li!

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STUDY ABROAD: A SEMESTER ABROAD INTERNATIONAL OFFICE Semester abroad Would you like to study, cook and party with students from all around the world? Then take the opportunity to experience all these things during your semester abroad! We have a large selection of partner universities in Europe and the rest of the world that you can choose from. Within Europe, exchange semesters are supported by the scholarship programme Erasmus+ that makes sure you receive organisational as well as monetary help! Please take a look at the list of all partner universities at www.uni.li/outgoings. For Bachelor students (business economics), the 3rd semester is a good time to take your exchange semester. For Bachelor students (architecture), the 4th semester is recommended. For Master students (business economics), the 2nd semester or thesis semester are a good moment to go abroad! For Master students in Architecture, the 3rd semester is a mandatory semester abroad. The requirements can also be found at the homepage in the section of the international office. Important: Whenever you apply for an exchange semester you need to have at least 20 ECTS on your account. Application deadline for the upcoming winter semester is the 1st of March, application deadline for the upcoming summer semester is the 14th of September. International Internship An internship abroad will give you the opportunity to apply knowledge you have obtained during your studies so far. Internships within Europe are supported by the Life Long Learning Programme â&#x20AC;&#x153;Erasmus+â&#x20AC;?. This involves arranging your own internship. Our website has links to numerous internship exchanges. We would be happy to let you draw upon our contacts and assist you in preparing your application.

Telefon: E-Mail: Website:

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UNILICORN Our Mascot We’re very happy to introduce you to our university mascot that supports and represents us in every possible way. Since we abbreviate our university with “uni.li” and our official social media hashtag is #unili – our Unicorn’s name was found easily: Unilicorn. It’ll show up wherever and whenever it can and also joins us at an international events. Our Unilicorn accompanied us to the International Erasmus Games 2017 to Porto, even played a futsal game as goalie and made sure Team Liechtenstein received the “Craziest Team Award” and was honoured with being the Team that “brought the spirit to the tournament”. You see, events that are offered at our university are always lots of fun! We hope, you’re going to love our mascot as much as we do! Make sure to give a Like on Facebook (Unilicorn) and stay up to date! The unilicorn is looking forward to meeting you! Join our campuslife : )

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OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION Student Engagement You want to get involved? You want to actively shape our university? Then come and get involved in any initiative you are interested in! You can also contact the Office for Student Activities (Room 216). In addition to this handbook, the different organizations and initiatives will be presented during the Student Fair in the introduction week. Take this chance and get informed about where to get involved! Questions? Problems? For general questions and concerns related to your start of studies, to the introduction week or other topics you can find the most important contacts on the following page. In additon, we are always open for questions, suggestions and feedback. Contact Samantha Zogg and Veronika Striessnig Center for University Development Office in Main Building, Room Number G216 +4232651298 E-Mail: welcome@uni.li

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IMPORTANT CONTACTS WELCOME GUIDES SEBASTIAN, LIA, LISA MARIE, MAXI, ANTONIA, BASTI, ELZA UND KATRIN welcome@uni.li

COURSE MANAGERS BSc BWL Dr. Elisabeth Höfferer elisabeth.hoefferer@uni.li

MSc Information Systems Roope Jaakonmäki, MSc roope.kaakonmaeki@uni.li

BSc & MSc Architecture Dipl.-Arch. FH Jeannette Risch jeannette.risch@uni.li

MSc Finance Roger Rechsteiner master.finance@uni.li

MSc Entrepreneurship Dr. Matthias Filser matthias.filser@uni.li

Doctoral Programs Esther Kind doctorate@uni.li

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Imprint: Publisher: Universität Liechtenstein Center for University Development Department for Student Engagement Fürst-Franz-Josef-Strasse 9490 Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Editorial Staff: Sina Reubelt, Antonia Bäcker, Melanie Stelzl, Samantha Zogg, Veronika Striessnig

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